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ESLM - Ultimate Spain & Portugal

As former imperial superpowers, Spain and Portugal have centuries of history and captivating culture to draw upon. You, on the other hand, have only 21 days. Make 'em count! This comprehensive adventure across the Iberian Peninsula presents travellers with the chance to explore these two nations through their cuisine, architecture, and idyllic countryside. Here, you'll wander the wondrous streets of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, and Madrid, step up into the Pyrenees, relax in glorious San Sebasti n, and live the local culture alongside the locals themselves. Spain and Portugal: Europe's greatest two-for-one deal!

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Carte Blanche: Barcelona Hands-on: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logro o
Lisbon orientation walk
Fado performance with traditional Portuguese dinner
Batalha gothic monastery entrance and visit
Porto orientation walk
Port wine cellars visit and tasting
Granada orientation walk
Albaicin quarter visit
Alhambra guided tour
Seville orientation walk
Flamenco show performance
Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
Free time in Valencia
Free time in Barcelona
"Casa rural" stay with traditional meals (Pyrenees)
San Sebastian day trip
Wine tasting in the Rioja region
Internal flight (Porto to Madrid)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $4,674
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Madrid, Portugal
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 Apr 201927 Apr 20196AUD $4,674
28 Apr 201918 May 20198AUD $4,674
05 May 201925 May 20195AUD $4,674
12 May 201901 Jun 201912AUD $4,674
26 May 201915 Jun 201911AUD $4,674
02 Jun 201922 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,674 
09 Jun 201929 Jun 201912AUD $4,989
16 Jun 201906 Jul 201916AUD $4,989
23 Jun 201913 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,674 
30 Jun 201920 Jul 201912AUD $4,989
07 Jul 201927 Jul 201915AUD $5,303
21 Jul 201910 Aug 201916AUD $5,303
04 Aug 201924 Aug 201915AUD $6,239
25 Aug 201914 Sep 201915AUD $6,239
01 Sep 201921 Sep 201916AUD $5,869
08 Sep 201928 Sep 201915AUD $5,869
22 Sep 201912 Oct 201916AUD $5,869
06 Oct 201926 Oct 201916AUD $5,499
20 Oct 201909 Nov 201911AUD $5,499
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Lisbon
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Lisbon
Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Lisbon. The rest of the day is free for exploration. In the evening enjoy a Fado night and traditional Portuguese dinner in one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, Alfama.
Day 3 - Lisbon/Coimbra
Leave Lisbon behind and head north to the small hill town of Batalha, best known for its ornate gothic monastery built to commemorate Portugal's victory in the infamous battle of Aljubarrota. Visit the historic Batalha Monastery with free time to wander the grounds. Continue to the medieval capital of Portugal, Coimbra.
Day 4 - Coimbra
Enjoy a free day to explore Coimbra. Opt to visit the famous Coimbra University, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013 (and also the inspiration for Harry Potter's Hogwarts). Explore the winding streets and the riverfront filled with restaurants and bars, or opt for a day trip to the nearby medieval town of bidos or the Templar city of Tomar.
Day 5 - Coimbra/Porto
Continue to the historic and vibrant coastal town of Porto in the afternoon, and take an orientation walk upon arrival.
Day 6 - Porto
Free day to explore Porto. Opt take a cruise down the Douro Valley, or explore the city which gained UNESCO World Heritage designation in 1996. In the evening enjoy a visit to the port wine cellars and tasting.
Day 7 - Porto/Madrid
Catch an early morning flight to Madrid. Arrive mid morning with the rest of the day to explore Madrid at your own pace.
Day 8 - Madrid/Granada
Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with it's narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.
Day 9 - Granada
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.
Day 10 - Granada/Cordoba/Seville
Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.
Day 19 - Bilbao/Logro o
Travel to Logro o and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.
Day 18 - Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao
Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.
Day 17 - Pyrenees/Bilbao
Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.
Day 16 - Pyrenees
Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.
Day 11 - Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alc zar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.
Day 14 - Barcelona
Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life.
Day 13 - Valencia/Barcelona
Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day.
Day 12 - Seville/Valencia
Hop on an early train to Valencia (including a quick stop via Madrid) arriving in time to explore this lively coastal city. Make sure to enjoy a traditional paella dinner!
Day 20 - Logro o/Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.
Day 15 - Barcelona/Pyrenees
Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.
Day 21 - Madrid
Depart at any time.